Take Action in the Community

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Big Brothers
Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentor a child through homework, games and friendship through the SMART program.
Time : Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs: 3:00-4:30pm
Contact : bbbs@gettysburg.edu

Sherfy Battlefield

Sherfy Battlefield Garden

Assist with weeding, planting and harvesting at this Civil War era vegetable garden!
Time: various
Contact: Julia (clevju01) or sherfy@gettysburg.edu


Campus Kitchen 

Repackage donated food into nutritious meals and deliver them to members of the community.
Time: various
Contact: campuskitchen@gettysburg.edu

Adult ESL

Adult ESL Classes

Assist adults in conversation, activities and worksheets to improve their English skills.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8pm at Gettysburg College
Contact: Holly (omalho01)


Casa Swimming

Support swim instructor to teach children in grades K-12 how to improve swimming skills.
Time: Six Sundays 3-4:30pm at Gettysburg College Swimming Pool
Contact: Cailin (caseca01)

RSG After
School at VIDA

RSG After School at VIDA

Assist children K-6 with homework and educational activities.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Gisselle (florgi01)

Food, Land,

Food, Land, People

Facilitate an after-school hands-on learning curriculum about the relationship between food, land and people.
Time: Mondays or Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm
Contact: Julia (clevju01)

El Centro

El Centro

Tutor a child. Help with homework, play games, exchange English and Spanish skills.
Time: Mon, Tu, Wed or Thurs: 3:30-5:00pm
Contact: Michaela (crowmi01) or Melanie (pangme01)


Migrant Education Programs

Through the LIU#5: Support migrant children through literacy and STEM activities
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm at Gettysburg College
Mai (trinma01)

SCCAP: Support

SCCAP: Support Circles

Provide friendship and care to 15 children ages 2-15 during the Support Circles weekly meeting, which aims to move families out of poverty. More at www.supportcircles.org.
Time: Wednesdays 5:30pm-8pm (dinner is included)
Contact: Joanna (holljo01)

Senior Citizen

Senior Center

Assist the age 60+ residents of Adams County to maintain their independence through yoga, friendship and bi-weekly dinners.
Time: Fit your schedule as well as alternate Fridays 5-6pm.
Contact: Brooke (kircbr01)

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle Farm

Assist community gardeners with garden upkeep, planting and harvesting. Find out more at www.gettysburg.edu/ptf
Time: various

Project Gettysburg

Project Gettysburg Leon

Become active with Students for Nicaragua. Promote activities of PGL, advocate for fair trade in Nicaragua. More at www.gettysburg-leon.org
Time: various
Contact: Maggie (halpma01)

Work Ready

Work Ready

Assist adults in studying for the GED, job searching and life skills.
Time: Fit to your schedule, 9am-3pm
Contact: Juliet (aguiju01)

College Prep

College Prep 2019

College access support for 11th/12th graders at Biglerville High School.
Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm
Contact: Paris (beddpa01)